October 3rd

Carrick Swan GAA Notes

 Monday 03rd October 2011.


GAA President Christy Cooney will visit our club on Saturday next 08thOctober to unveil plaque in memory of the late Paddy Boland. Up to his untimely passing this time last year Paddy had given a lifetime of service to Carrick Swan club and the GAA. His name, and the service he gave, will be remembered forever by placing and unveiling this permanent reminder of Paddy in the clubrooms he spent so much time in and loved so much. All members, players and all those who knew Paddy are invited to attend at 4.00 p.m. on Saturday. Under 8 hurling blitz will take place on The Green at the same time.


A number of our under-age teams have been in action during the week. The replay of our under 16 south semi-final against Ballybacon took place on Sunday morning in Clonmel. We led this match from start to finish leading at half time 2-09 to 1-05 but having to withstand a late rally from our opponents to run out 3-13 to 3-09 winners at the finish. We play St.Marys in final (yet to be fixed) where improved performance will be required.  We fielded two teams in the south under 10 hurling championship blitz on Saturday in Clonmel where we were successful in four games and lost out in three. All the boys enjoyed their games with all players taking part. Our under 8 footballers were also in action on Saturday travelling to Mullinahone for very enjoyable tournament where we enjoyed three wins before losing out to the host club in final. We thank the Mullinahone club for their hospitality. This group of players will take part in hurling blitz on Saturday next at 4.00 to coincide with the visit of GAA president Christy Cooney. Carrick Swan under 12 camogie team played Brian Borus on Saturday last with both teams serving up some great skill and entertainment.


The numbers drawn in last week’s juvenile lotto were 3, 5, 16 & 24. We had one jackpot winner – Adrienne Ryan, Macreary who wins our jackpot prize of € 2,750. We also had six match three winners who each win € 40. To date, after 45 weeks our lotto, prize winners have received over €32,000 in prizes with six jackpot winners. This juvenile fundraiser has been most successful and we thank all those who continue to support and invite new participants to join at any time.  The weekly entry of €2 can be paid to lotto promoters or any committee member. The funds raised in our lotto help in preparing and developing all our juvenile players.


Carrick Swan club sends get well soon wishes to under-16 player Aaron O’Halloran who was hospitalised for surgery last week.  Aaron missed out on our under 16 semi-final but we hope to see him back in action soon.


Carrick Swan club extends its sympathy to the family of Dick O’Shea, Tullohea, who died during the week.